Tarnowskie Góry County

Tarnowskie Góry County
Powiat tarnogórski


Coat of arms

Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Tarnowskie Góry): 50°27′N 18°52′E / 50.450°N 18.867°E / 50.450; 18.867Coordinates: 50°27′N 18°52′E / 50.450°N 18.867°E / 50.450; 18.867
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
Seat Tarnowskie Góry
  Total 642.63 km2 (248.12 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 137,979
  Density 210/km2 (560/sq mi)
  Urban 94,352
  Rural 43,627
Car plates STA
Website http://www.powiat.tarnogorski.pl/

Tarnowskie Góry County (Polish: powiat tarnogórski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Tarnowskie Góry, which lies 25 kilometres (16 mi) north-west of the regional capital Katowice. The county contains three other towns: Radzionków, 8 km (5 mi) south of Tarnowskie Góry, Kalety, 14 km (9 mi) north of Tarnowskie Góry, and Miasteczko Śląskie, 5 km (3 mi) north-east of Tarnowskie Góry.

The county covers an area of 642.63 square kilometres (248.1 sq mi). As of 2006 its total population is 137,979, out of which the population of Tarnowskie Góry is 61,107, that of Radzionków is 17,220, that of Kalety is 8,657, that of Miasteczko Śląskie is 7,368, and the rural population is 43,627.

Neighbouring counties

Tarnowskie Góry County is bordered by Lubliniec County to the north, Myszków County to the east, Będzin County and the city of Piekary Śląskie to the south-east, the cities of Bytom and Zabrze to the south, the city of Gliwice and Gliwice County to the south-west, and Strzelce County to the west.

Administrative division

The county is subdivided into nine gminas (four urban and five rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
Tarnowskie Góry urban 83.5 61,107  
Radzionków urban 13.3 17,220  
Gmina Zbrosławice rural 148.7 15,579 Zbrosławice
Gmina Świerklaniec rural 44.3 11,556 Świerklaniec
Kalety urban 57.7 8,657  
Gmina Tworóg rural 124.9 8,153 Tworóg
Miasteczko Śląskie urban 68.3 7,368  
Gmina Ożarowice rural 43.7 6,774 Ożarowice
Gmina Krupski Młyn rural 39.4 3,543 Krupski Młyn


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